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Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.

Rini Jain Storms New York Fashion Week

Creator and fashion influencer/model, Rini Jain, covers this year’s New York Fashion Week with 360 Magazine. We sat down with her to hear all the hot takes and highlights on one of fashion’s biggest weeks.

What shows did you attend at this year’s NYFW?

I was thrilled to be a part of some amazing shows this season like  Pamella Roland, Dennis Basso, Homolog, Selkie, Tia Adeola, Rebecca Minkoff, Tiffany Brown, June79, Melke, Revolve, Bruce Glen, Deity, Leonardo 5th Avenue, and more. I also attended Vogue Magazine’s 130th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Vogue Club. I made sure to catch the glimpses online for some of the other shows that I was invited to, but missed attending those due to conflicts, NYC weather, and traffic like Frederick Anderson, Cucculelli Shaheen, Willy Chavarria, Blonds, KGL (and a few more).

How was this season different from the last season?  

The number of runways, presentations, after-parties, and private viewings was clearly high enough to make up for two pandemic years. The waiting lines and guest lists both seemed more inflated than in the past seasons. Even though the central location of NYFW remained Spring Studios, there were more shows this season that were offsite which made it extremely difficult to commute from one show to the other. There were more Influencers and Content Creators in attendance, highlighting how digital content has been instrumental in helping brands move products. This season, I personally had a record number of show invites and collaborations with designers to wear their pieces during NYFW. Also, NYFW was more international this season with two major Italian houses in the list – Fendi and Marni.

Who were you most excited to see and why?

I was most excited for Pamella Roland and Dennis Basso not only because I truly relate to the unapologetic glamour and glitz in their collections, but also since it was the milestone year and show for both of them. It has been 20 years, and 40 years for Pamella DeVos and Dennis Basso respectively since they launched their own fashion labels. While Pamella Roland set was inspired by the streets of New York with a backdrop that looked like a flower stand, Dennis Basso showcase was at the incredible ballroom at the Pierre Hotel with no dearth of celebrities in attendance – everybody from Martha Stewart, to Kris Jenner, to Carmen Dell’Orefice, and more.

What looks stood out to you?

There were so many. Amongst the shows I attended – Dennis Basso’s furry outerwear, and Pamella Roland’s feather detailing was interestingly used in the pieces. I loved the rich colors and dramatic, avant-garde designs of Melke. I am totally eyeing the ruffles, bows, frills, oversized collars, and bags that resembled pillows from the Selkie showcase. Also, I loved Tia Adeola’s take on knitted fabrics, cutouts, and body-cons. From some of the other shows – I absolutely loved Tom Ford’s look for Bella and Gigi Hadid, and the hot pink suit was so stunning. The patchwork pieces at Coach, and the purple and green sequin look at Fendi certainly caught my eye. Peter Do’s opening look was absolutely magical, a perfect example of fluid tailoring. I also loved Tibi’s stab at menswear, especially the full-denim perfectly baggy look. Marni’s ultra-flared velvet jeans featuring artwork of Flaminia Veronesi was a highlight for sure. 

Were there recurring themes or trends that caught your eye?

Fringes, Cargo Trousers, Sequins, Feathers, plenty of Back-to-School looks, and the color Purple were definitely some of the common trends amongst many shows. 

Which designers did you wear? 

I wore pieces from Ivan Young, Oroy Shakhidi, Bani Pasricha, Kerry Parker, Nirmooha, MAM, Misa Harada, Uncuffed Leather. 

Why did you pick those designers?

I chose a mix of designers and brands that are creatively different and unique from each other, represent different visions, cultures, the pieces that will allow me to experiment and style the looks uniquely, and allow me to present my personal style and creativity. I relate so much to the flamboyance and elegance of the pieces from Ivan Young. At the same time, I was so intrigued with how uniquely Oroy Shakhidi constructs a piece, and its opulent finishes. MAM, Misa Harada, Kerry Parker are some of the brands that allow me to bring that element of “statement” in my looks with their accessories. With Uncuffed Leather, I relate so much with the immigrant story of the designer Olga Barsky, and its vision to create pieces and accessories with sustainable leather. Every season, I make sure I wear a few pieces that represent my South Asian/Indian roots, hence Nirmooha and Bani Pasricha, that I absolutely love. 

What was your vision behind each look?

I usually get inspired from previous eras, mannequins, runways, movies, art and more for my looks. You may describe my style “Mix Match” because I love to create my own looks that are inspired from multiple things at the same time. If I had to describe my look for the Selkie show this season, I would  say “Barbie meets Royal Family”, where I paired a Ruffles Pink Checkered set with feathers details, with gloves that had flower details and a Hat to give it a Royal Family vibe. For another look, I created a modern Audrey Hepburn by pairing a black velvet dress with power shoulders, paired with a statement pearl body necklace. For shows like Dennis Basso, and Pamella Roland, I created an extremely sophisticated, flamboyant, elegant, decadent vibe that totally fit into the vibe of the shows I was attending, by wearing a statement dress embellished with ostrich feathers. 

Were any of your outfits influenced by your South Asian background?

Yes, absolutely! I make it a point to represent my culture and showcase amazing Indian designers through at least one of my looks every season. This time I wore a stunning saree from Nirmooha and styled it in a very unique way with gold accessories like gloves, handbag, and vintage earrings. The outfit was an absolute show stealer and garnered compliments from the attendees of the event hosted by Afterpay, the official partners of NYFW, and was also covered by various media houses including Getty Images. 

Why is it important for you to attend Fashion Week?

I am a Fashion Student at heart. I learn something new from every single show I attend, and get inspired to create better. It is a huge opportunity for me to connect with amazing brands and designers, network with like-minded people, have fun and get more creative and experimental with my own outfits during the Fashion Week.

Article: Krish Narsinghani, Vaughn Lowery, Dhruv Bhatia

Rini Jain featured in Vogue.

Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.

Additional NYFW coverage HERE.

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TOP SHADES

Everyone knows that a pair of sunglasses can elevate one’s entire presence. You’ve seen it before; the most mysterious and chilled individuals always seem to be donning a pair of fashionable shades. Whether you’re wearing them to block out the sun or the haters, we’ve assembled the most high-fashion, chic shades on the market today. And many of them, do not require eye exams.

9Five

The elaborate, exclusive eyewear collection at 9Five radiates pure luxury. With many styles sporting 24K gold plated steel, these shades will have you feeling that twenty-four karat magic. Offering polarized, clean les and prescription shade choices, 9Five has something suited best for you eyewear needs.

Aperçu

The Aperçu brand is named after the French verb APERÇEVOIR, to perceive. Implying a meaning of “a flash of insight,” the name of these shade exemplifies that self-expression is powerful and a key part of our daily life. Displaying high-fashion styles and designs of your choice shades, a pair of Aperçu’s will elevate your wardrobe.

Carrera

Designed in Italy emulating Italian style comes Carrera’s eyewear collection. The distinctive personality of a pair of Carrera shades is sure to captivate any room you step in. Sporting athletic to casual styles with impeccable quality, a pair of Carrera’s are indeed in their own lane.

Celine

With a variety of high-fashion pieces comes Celine’s sunglasses selection. When we say a selection, we mean a SELECTION. Ranging from oversized, cat eye, round, square and even more styles, Celine is sure to have something that appeals to your personality. The fully equipped range of sunglasses in Celine’s collection ensures high fashion freshness.

Fendi

From the Italian luxury fashion house comes Fendi eyewear. The sunglasses collection from Fendi showcases timeless, luxurious pieces. Sporting unique features such as unconventional lens colors with dynamic FF branding, Fendi shades are one-of-a-kind.

Gentle Monster

The Korean eyewear brand of Gentle Monster mimics the meaning of their name in each pair of shades in their collection. ‘Gentle,’ meaning modest yet wearable stand opposed to the ‘Monster,’ meaning of attitude paired with individuality. These avant-garde shades are eye catching and will uplift your entire presence.

Gucci

There’s only one way to illustrate the Gucci eyewear collection; bold. With such profound styles from the aviator to Hollywood-favorite, Gucci’s eyewear is striking and distinct. Fit for those who love to stand out amongst a crowd, Gucci gives you just that and more.

Kate Spade

Notarized for the brands cool and quirky essence, Kate Space shades are no different. The sunglasses available in Kate Spade’s collection, too, offer a conventional feel paired with a modern-day ambiance. Regarded as true elegance, the Kate Spade shades emulate a rare experience.

Linda Farrow

With an eclectic range of sunglasses comes the outstanding Linda Farrow collection. A selection of punchy colors and distinguishing designs, Linda Farrow shades are stand out pieces. With reminiscent, vintage styles to cutting-edge, modern designs, Linda Farrow is one of the most exhilarating and cutting-edge brands in fashion today.

Louis Vuitton

The Louis Vuitton shade collection offers shades for those in search of styles ranging from subtle to statement. The frames of the sunglasses are sure to compliment your face form, no matter the pair! Commonly worn by popular rap star El Alfa El Jefe, snatch up a pair of Louis Vuitton shades to be styled like the stars.

Prada

Prided on the impeccable crafting of their works, Prada never fails to embark on their contemporary promise. Prada shades are exceptionally popular, you’ve probably even seen them on your go-to form of social media a time or two. Although Prada is known for their essential, all-black sunglasses, the brand has a selection of styles, colors and constructions to choose from that you’ll just have to have.

Privé Revaux

Founded on the idea that luxury eyewear should be inexpensive and accessible to all comes Privé Revaux eyewear. Creative directors’ celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haeen have worked with some of the most esteemed in the entertainment industry, and now they work for YOU! The team works to ensure that you’ll find the picture-perfect pair of shades that fits both your creative style and face shape.

Raen

Inspired by the brand’s home of Oceanside, California, Raen shades imitate the free-spirited and creative vibe of the California coast. Presently now just north of San Diego, these shades pull out everything that you love about the coast, an impeccable blend of surf, sun and culture. Handmade to ensure fit, comfort and durability, Raen shades are a flawless choice of shades for the eccentric.

Ray-Ban

We all know and admire the classic styles that come from the notorious sunglasses brand, Ray-Ban. Whether you’re looking for their iconic, immediately familiar designs like the Aviator of Wayfarer, or something a little bit fresher and more distinctive, Ray-Bans has got you covered. Available in an assortment of frame styles and lens choices, you’ll be sure to find a pair suitable for your taste.

Saint Owen

Saint Owen furthers the space of eyewear, continuously combining cutting edge designs with attentiveness. Handcrafted in Italy and Japan, Saint Owen shades are produced by the best of the best. Showcasing the use of distinctive highlights, like ceramic nose pads and stainless-steel hinges, Saint Owen sunglasses are a step above the rest.

T HENRI

Handmade from 18K Gold and titanium materials, the T HENRI eyewear collection displays the renowned, celebrated view of the T HENRI company. This ultra-luxury eyewear brand aims to produce shades tailored for the elite lifestyle. T HENRI pieces are handcrafted to precision, with inspiration from vintage supercars.

Tom Ford

Pure sophistication pours out of Tom Ford shades. Noteworthy for their standard bold structuring, the sunglasses made a statement without a word. Offered in several edgy styles and colors, Tom Ford shades are a showstopper.

Tory Burch

Defined by traditional sensibility, Tory Burch sunglasses push the envelope for eyewear. These shades sport geometrical shapes, printed patterning and rare lens capabilities. You’ll want to snatch up a pair of these unparalleled sunglasses.

Versace

Glamour, extravagance and modernity; this is how we exemplify Versace sunglasses. With wide-ranging styles that go from simplistic to extraordinary, this eyewear collection has an array of high-fashion pieces. Available, too, in diverse color pallets, Versace appeals to the chic.

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Fendi Caffe and Aventura Pop-Up

FENDI announces the return from March 17 through May 1, 2022, of the iconic FENDI CAFFE at OTL Restaurant in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Design District, located across from the FENDI Boutique, following the great success of the FF Vertigo-inspired iteration in Summer 2021.      

In a celebration of the spring season, the new creative concept for the FENDI CAFFE draws creative cues from the FENDI Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, and its inspiration from the figurative drawings of visionary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. In collaboration with The Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Eugene Ramos, the artist’s work has been freshly revived for the FENDI Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, bringing a modern perspective on disco-age glamour, and a spotlight on the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the FENDI name.

With a bold sunset graphic in hues of red, orange, and yellow, the FENDI CAFFE takes over the outdoor corridors of the restaurant and FENDI Boutique. The concept comes to life with illustrations of ‘Lopez Girls’–focusing on Lopez’s innovative vision on femininity, diversity, inclusivity, and unconventional beauty–emblazoned across the outside of the space.

Upon entering, guests will immediately discover the space transformed into a world of FENDI and Antonio Lopez.  The space will be adorned with rainbow graphics and the sketches of ‘Lopez Girls’ come to life in 3D billboard sculptures. The FENDI CAFFE tables embrace the 70’s aesthetic, with the colorful sunset graphics topping each surface. The theme is continued throughout with custom FENDI table settings and takeaway elements, as well as decorative details for the menu’s food and beverage. The hand-sketched version of the FENDI logo inspired by Lopez’s original work for the brand appears throughout elements of the café.

The FENDI CAFFE menu includes a fusion of local and Italian favorite breakfast and lunch items, as well as beverages including a signature FF logo cappuccino served in porcelain cups decorated with FENDI’s signature Pequin striped motif.  An evening Aperitivo menu will also be offered. Sweet and savory bites will include special FF logo toast and paninis, as well as a variety of pastries and baked goods in special FENDI packaging.

Fendi Aventura Pop-up

FENDI also announced the opening from March 18 through April 20, 2022, of an exclusive pop-up in the Aventura Mall, just outside Miami, to celebrate its Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection.  

For the FENDI Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Kim Jones revived Lopez’s work, bringing a modern perspective on disco-age glamor, and a spotlight on the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the FENDI name.

The dedicated 576 square foot FENDI space draws from the vibrant inspiration of the collection, with Antonio Lopez’s graphics emblazoned across the exterior of the metal structure. The pop-up conceptualizes vintage billboard displays, with ‘Lopez Girls’ showcased in 3D across the structure. Neutral tones pulled from the art works create a clean palette, juxtaposed against the splashes of colorful red, oranges, and yellow hues of the collection. An all-pink fitting room for clients is also included inside the new space. The standalone pop-up store presents the FENDI Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection across categories, including the introduction of Ready-to-Wear to the market. A selection of the signature accessories, from the First bag and shoes to the iconic Peekaboo and Baguette bags are displayed on shelves and counters throughout the space. Through powerful mixes of colors, layers, materials, and workmanships, icon accessories are transformed into graphic artworks featuring ‘Lopez Girls’, becoming the best expression of luxury and a desirable series of collector’s items.

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Elle Canada April Issue

KO Média is excited to unveil the April issue of ELLE Canada featuring multi-hyphenate Tracee Ellis Ross. The award-winning Black-ish star shares her lifelong love of fashion, from playing dress-up with her stylist to using clothes as a tool for advocacy. “For a while, clothing was like my armor, a way to protect myself,” she says in a candid interview. “When I began to feel more comfortable in my own skin, fashion became one of the most important means of my self-expression.” The new Tiffany & Co. ambassador also talks about finding self-acceptance with age. “I have created a life that works for me, that looks like me, that feels like me, and I know myself. It took me many years to become who I am now, and it feels good.”

Environmentalism is imbued in this issue, with articles that delve into North America’s seemingly insatiable appetite for fast fashion and how environmental racism affects the physical, mental, and emotional health of Indigenous and other marginalized communities. We also explore the role of women in the fight to protect our planet—with a spotlight on four Canadians who are leading the charge—and talk to the teams behind seven beauty brands that are revolutionizing the industry with their sustainable practices.

There’s no shortage of rising stars in this edition. Writer-director Domee Shi shares the inspiration behind her first feature film, Turning Red, and her thoughts on the diverse future of animation. Singer-actor Sonia Ammar reflects on finding courage, self-love, and landing her first major Hollywood role. And, Lana Condor discusses her role in improving Asian-American representation as an actor and a brand ambassador. We also talk to Veep star Anna Chlumsky about playing a journalist in Shonda Rhimes‘s latest series, Inventing Anna. Canadian photographer Maya Fuhr opens up about her continued push for body-positive beauty standards.

In fashion, we explore the consumer shift toward subtle status signaling; give readers an inside look at Chanel‘s latest fashion show; learn about luxury Italian fashion house Fendi‘s collaboration with Mabeo, a Botswana-based furniture brand; and check in with jewelry designer Valérie Messika on her mission to democratize the diamond. Plus, the ELLE team presents its beauty and fashion trend reports for Spring/Summer 2022.

Finally, a look at how the pandemic has obliterated the boundaries between our work and personal lives.

The April issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on March 14, 2022.  

Alex Bogdan illustration for 360 MAGAZINE of Jazmine Sullivan.

ESSENCE × Jazmine Sullivan

ESSENCE’s July/August 2021 issue features GRAMMY nominated singer Jazmine Sullivan and EMMY award-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on its two covers dedicated to the “ESSENCE Festival of Culture” and “Summer Screen Kings” respectively.

In the piece, Jazmine’s Tale, the singer and ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola headliner (which will stream across two weekends June 25-27 and July 2-4 on ESSENCE’s website and on ESSENCE Studios) slays in bold colors and white-hot looks from Stella McCartney, Fendi, Cong Tri, Aliette, Alix NYC and more. She opens up to Insecure co-creator/writer/producer Issa Rae about the importance of holding space for Black women, therapy and the freedom of sharing her own journey. She talks to Rae about:

  • ON HAVING A MASTER PLAN…OR NOT: “I wish I could say I had a master plan, but I really didn’t. I was just doing what felt natural, and luckily I had gotten with a record company and with people who allowed me to do that. But for me, I just wanted to express myself in the most natural way, and that means me writing my stories. So many of the songs at that time came from a lot of the childish stuff I was going through. For example, busting windows out of an ex’s car and literally going straight from doing it to not being able to sleep. I was restless, because I was still in the moment. And so I just started writing about it. I let my girlfriends hear it, and they were like, ‘Girl, do your thing—whatever this leads to.’ And it led to my world opening up in such a different way…”
  • ON TELLING BLACK WOMEN’S STORIES: “Before now, I had really just been concerned about expressing myself and getting my story out there—and people have connected to that. But for this project, it was important for me to share the stories of the women I love and hold dear to my heart. I feel like they are just as banging and dynamic as me. And I want to give space and opportunity to women, period…”
  • ON MAKING SPACE FOR OTHER BLACK WOMEN: “I feel like we get caught up in thinking there’s ‘only one’ of us. There can only be one R&B superstar; there can only be one rap girl at a time. That’s not true. God was not stingy when He was giving out gifts. And you’re not the only person. There are many other women, especially Black women, who can do what you do. And let’s all create spaces for each other to get out there and do that…”
  • ON FINDING THE RIGHT THERAPIST: “The first five minutes I was holding back tears, because I was like, ‘Wow, this is the first time I’m actually speaking about my feelings. And it’s not in a song. It doesn’t require notes. I don’t need to impress anybody with what it is that I’m actually doing. This is the first time.’ So I was holding back tears even doing that. But after that first five minutes, I was surprised by how much I was enjoying speaking to somebody, and somebody listening to me, and I didn’t have to perform to do it. But finding the right therapist is a process—because I went to therapy one time, years ago, and I hated the experience, and I feel like it stopped me from going for a long time. And then I found this new lady, and it’s a totally different experience. So you have to find the right person for you, that you actually want to open up to. But once you do that, a weight lifts off of you—just from speaking, just from telling your story. And that’s what Heaux Tales was. It’s like, ‘Tell it, girl. Tell it. Set yourself free.’”

In the piece, Summer Screen Kings, it’s obvious that leading man Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is here to stay. Given the space he has carved out for himself in Hollywood, the meaning of his name (which, roughly translated from Arabic, means “Graced by God”) seems particularly prescient. At 35 and a towering 6 feet 3 inches tall, Yahya’s imprint in Hollywood continues expanding. Weeks away from the release of his first leading role in Candyman (in theaters August 27), Yahya will also star in The Matrix 4, the newest installment in the Matrix franchise, as well as his third action flick, Ambulance, next year. As he heats up the issue in designers including Fendi, Hermes, Gucci and more, he talks to ESSENCE Senior Entertainment Editor Brande Victorian about what really drew him to acting, his definition of sexy and whether a rom-com is next on his list of achievements:

  • ON WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE SEXY: “I don’t think sexy tries. Ease is sexy. It’s nice to have a little bit of mystery, and if I’m being perfectly honest, it’s not for me to say whether I’m attractive or not. It’s for me to have self-confidence. Confidence is sexy…”
  • ON HOW HIS CURIOSITY DREW HIM TO ACTING: “I wasn’t itching to be a star or anything like that. I wasn’t thinking about movies or television. I just started following my curiosity…I got here by staying curious, by staying humble, and also knowing that there’s so much more that I want to do…I think I’ve done a lot on other people’s terms. I’ve been able to step into projects that were already written before my name was attached, and I’m so thankful that I was able to step in and support those projects. But now I’m at a place where I’m looking to come into rooms with my own ideas, and develop those ideas and tell my own stories. I think that’s the next chapter…”
  • ON WHETHER A ROM-COM IS IN HIS FUTURE: “We need more romance…We have adventure. We have action. We’ve got a lot of stories about trauma, because trauma is very present in our world right now. But we also need love. We need more straight-up, old-school romance. I don’t mind putting my hand up and stepping into that place to say, ‘I’ll be your man, girl.’ I don’t mind that at all…”
  • ACTRESS/DIRECTOR REGINA KING ON YAHYA’S DEDICATION TO THE WOMEN IN HIS LIFE: “That man talks about his sisters and his mother with so much love and so much appreciation…I think that was one of the reasons why we connected so well. It doesn’t always work that way with actors, that you feel safe enough to be so forthcoming with your personal life, but we did that literally day one. His love for the women in his life, he leads with that…”

ESSENCE’s “Summer Screen Kings” package also features hot actors Don Cheadle (Space Jam: A New Legacy), Omar Sy (Lupin), Aaron Pierre (OLD) and Mekai Curtis (Raising Kanan). For more on this issue, which hits newsstands on June 29, visit ESSENCE For more information on the virtual ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola, visit ESSENCE’s Festival website

All Photos: Brad Ogbonna

Money illustration by 360 Magazine

LVMH Market Cap Increase

LVMH Market Cap Soars to €265 Billion, Tops Nestle as Highest Valued Company on European Stock Market

Luxury conglomerate LVMH is among the key beneficiaries of investor optimism. According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, luxury conglomerate LVMH’s market capitalization stood at €264.55 billion as of February 26, 2021. That made it the highest valued company on the European stock market, overtaking Nestle which had CHF 267.57 billion (€242 billion).

Based on a HH Journal report, LVHM’s share price increased by 65.4% between April 2020 and February 2021. During the same period, European luxury rival Richemont posted a share price gain of 74%. Hermes stock shot up by 54.7% while Kering’s soared by 22.1%.

Fashion and Leather Goods Division Accounted for 86.5% of LVMH 2020 Profit

LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, owns 75 primary brands across five divisions. Fashion and leather goods, the largest of these, accounted for a 46% share of Q1 to Q3 2020 revenue. During the period, the segment’s sales fell by 11% but started showing signs of recovery in Q3 2020, with a 12% uptick.

The performance of the fashion and leather goods division improved further in Q4 2020 when its revenue soared by 18% to €7.3 billion. For the full year 2020, the segment’s organic revenue only declined by 3%, compared to its 24% decline during H1 2020. It thus accounted for 86.5% of LVMH’s profits for the year 2020.

Overall, LVMH group sales in Q4 2020 totaled €14.3 billion, down by only 3% YoY. Asia contributed to its strong performance with a 21% increase in regional sales. In contrast, sales in Europe fell by 24%.

For the full-year 2020, LVMH’s revenue sank by 16% to €44.65 billion while its net profit fell by 34% to €4.7 billion. On the bright side, the group completed the acquisition of US jeweler Tiffany at $15.8 billion. In 2021, analysts project an increase of 18% in revenue and a 67% uptick in earnings for LVMH.

The full story, statistics and information can be found on Finaria’s website.

Nicki Minaj re-releases Pink Friday: The Complete Edition and it's mentioned in 360 MAGAZINE

Nicki Minaj re-releases Pink Friday: The Complete Edition

The most successful female rapper of all time Nicki Minaj celebrates the 10th anniversary of her landmark debut album, Pink Friday, with Pink Friday: The Complete Edition, releasing today via Ume/Young Money/Cash Money Records/Republic Records. With eight exciting bonus tracks, it presents the definitive vision of this groundbreaking body of work. 

Get it HERE. 

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Pink Friday crashed the culture when it first arrived on November 22, 2010, catapulting Minaj into icon status. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the highest-selling hip-hop female debut since The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Certified triple-platinum, Pink Friday spawned a number of hits including the 8x-platinum “Super Bass, triple-platinum “BedRock” [feat. Young Money & Lloyd], platinum “Moment 4 Life” [feat. Drake], “Fly” [feat. Rihanna], and “Your Love, and gold “Did It On’em.Pink Friday spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2011, tying for the most weeks at No. 1 by a female rap act and a record Nicki would later break when Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded led for seven weeks in 2012. What’s more, she still holds that record today! Pink Friday also received three GRAMMY® Award nominations in the category of “Best Rap Album,” “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Performance” for “Moment 4 Life.It also took home “Rap Album of the Year” at the American Music Awards.

Stay tuned for more surprises from Nicki Minaj to be revealed soon.

TRACKLISTING

  1. “I’m The Best”
  2. “Roman’s Revenge” [feat. Eminem]
  3. “Did It On’em”
  4. “Right Thru Me”
  5. “Fly” [feat. Rihanna]
  6. “Save Me”
  7. “Moment 4 Life” [feat. Drake]
  8. “Check It Out” [feat. will.i.am]
  9. “Blazin” [feat. Kanye West]
  10. “Here I Am”
  11. “Dear Old Nicki”
  12. “Your Love”
  13. “Last Chance” [feat. Natasha Bedingfield]
  14. “Super Bass”
  15. “Blow Ya Mind”
  16. “Muny”
  17. “Wave Ya Hand”
  18. “Catch Me”
  19. “Girls Fall Like Dominoes”
  20. “BedRock” [feat. Young Money & Lloyd]
  21. “Roman’s Revenge” [feat. Lil Wayne]

About Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has set the tone in music, fashion and beauty for more than a decade – making history and building her superstar personal brand along the way. In 2017, she achieved the record for the most career hits on the Billboard Hot 100 by any female artist ever, previously held by the legendary Aretha Franklin for four decades. Among those smashes, she has notched 114 entries total to date, two #1 hits, 59 top 40 Hot 100 hits (a record among female hip-hop acts), and 19 top 10 Hot 100 hits (another record among female hip-hop acts). Nicki holds the record as a songwriter for the “Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries Among Women in the 2010s.Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, her landmark debut Pink Friday sold over 375,000 copies in its first week – the largest sales week for a female hip-hop artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

In addition to music, Minaj has made numerous TV and film appearances, including as a judge on “American Idol” along with film roles in 2014’s “The Other Woman” alongside Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann and 2016’s ”Barbershop: The Next Cut.” She’s also done voiceover for “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” What’s more, she’s had high-profile deals with Fendi, Adidas, H&M, Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Pepsi, released a nail polish collection with OPI and was the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. Her branded lipstick, according to Racked, was the brand’s highest-selling Viva Glam lipstick of all-time. Not to mention, she is a co-owner of TIDAL, and her BEATS 1 QUEEN radio show stands out as “the highest-rated show in Apple Music history.

After a decade since Pink Friday introduced her to the mainstream, 2020 was another big year for Nicki Minaj with two number ones on the Billboard Hot 100. These achievements further sealed her place in history among the most influential artists ever.

TOP SOCIAL INFLUENCER – SIMONETTA LEIN

Simonetta Lein × Top 100 Fashion Influencer 

Styled by Ninorta Malke

Pictures by Byron Purnell of BCProductions215

Hair Style by Ale Lucchetta

Make-up by Cat In The Wonderland

Outfits provided by Dreams On Air – New York


Leather jacket and skirt by Malika Rajani, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur, Sunglasses by Parasite Eyewear

Top by Saku, Metallic Skirt by Gwen Salakaia, Sunglasses by Yohji Yamamoto, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur

Top by Michelle Nicole, Metallic Jacket by Byron Lars, Skirt by Liana Camba, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur, Sunglasses by Yohji Yamamoto



(Featured Image – Gown by Jacqueline Then



Q × A


How do you feel to be considered a fashion icon?

  • The reality is that I conquered every single thing by hard work. There is no better feeling than being recognized, seen, and heard. It means that my message is getting out there louder and louder. Fashion to me is a way to wrap your soul. I love that women and men can look at me to be inspired by who I am, inside and out. I believe this is what makes you a fashion icon.


    When you were younger, was there a pivitol moment where you knew fashion would be your life calling? 

    • When I was 16 and was told that I had the body of a model I remember having butterflies in my stomach. I looked at myself in the mirror and said: “One day you will be a top model”. That was my childhood dream. A pure dream that simply means to strive to be the best of the best. Being recognized today as such gives me the strength to keep on working. The beautiful part is that I get inspired everyday by my mentor, Daisaku Ikeda, knowing for a fact that there is no limit to going beyond yourself. I am looking forward to see myself in 5 years. The “no” are there, many times they are stronger than the yes. When they hit me however I know I need to surpass them. 


      Lastly, who or what influences your current style now? And who are your current favorite brands?

      • Instagram is my beyond imagination source of inspiration. We dictate trends. Things that we wore months before make it onto the catwalks the following season. This happens all the time with many amazing influencers. Brands are watching us now to pick up inspiration: this is the concrete signal that social media has changed an industry. I am an Italian soul and body, I adore Gucci and Fendi. I take joy in discovering new international brands and selecting the best out of them such as Malika Rajani, Femme Sans Peur, Michelle Nicole. A big shout out to stylist Ninorta Malke for making me discover Dreams On Air, a New York City showroom with amazing innovative labels. As a fashion Influencer discovering the new, seeing their vision, mission, and love gives me so much motivation. Keep on being YOU.

      UGIE HAMPTON

      Montreal-born fashion stylist and creative director Ugie is best known for styling trendsetting looks for online luxury fashion destination SSENSE.COM as the company’s lead e-commerce menswear stylist while also curating visual installations for their Montreal flagship store. With 8 years of extensive experience in the fields of luxury e-commerce, editorial, visual merchandising, and brand building, Ugie’s exuberant personality, unique sense of style, and refined street-led aesthetic have contributed to solidifying his distinction as one of today’s most influential and sought after Canadian fashion stylists. 

      Always on the cusp of high-fashion trends with much of his inspiration coming straight from the streets, he also draws upon elements of architecture and interior design to feed his creativity. Garnering the attention of fellow industry creatives, acclaimed brands, and celebrities alike, he continues to position himself as a leading tastemaker in the industry.

      Ugie has styled over multiple brands: Gucci, Saint-Laurent, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Yeezy